Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 17-19

Theater, dogs, music, beer and so many outdoor movies.

Panther Martin plays the Skylark Lounge during the UMS, July 28, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Panther Martin plays the Skylark Lounge during the UMS, July 28, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Koppenberg Imperial Saison release. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. Noon-10 p.m. 

Rum Barrel Aged Gose release. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 4 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: VeloramaThree days of music, cycling festivities and craft brews from the neighborhood. Main entrance at 29th and Blake. 5-10 p.m. $55-110.

Best bet: B-Side Music with Paul DeHaven + Kyle Emerson. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7-9 p.m. Free-$5.

“On Your Feet!” The Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-115.

“Cry-Baby: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan: Jaripeo Sin Fronteras. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. $35-149.

Old Crow Medicine Show. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 8 p.m. $49.50-89.50.

The Unlikely Candidates. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Bear Grillz. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-.75-25.75.

The Freddy Jones Band. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $25.75-29.75.

Evanoff’s Electronic Orchestra. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $19-21.

De Lux. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

King Buffalo. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

Allout Helter 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Herbie Hancock Tribute. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

The Orcastrator. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Royal Roost Beebop Series. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m.  and 9 p.m. $15.

Late Set: Patrick McDevitt’s Funky 3. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Charlie Hunter Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15-30.

Madpow. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

Karen Meat. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8.

Blinker Fluid. Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St. 5-8 p.m. Free.

2018 Burlesque Golden Legends Champion Challenge. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Story Time! Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7:30-8:45 p.m. 

Chris Porter free comedy taping. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7 p.m.

Midnight Madness: “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Best bet: Warm Cookies of the Revolution presents: “This Machine has a Soul.” An art installation that explores creative responses to obstacles that residents face while navigating their home, neighborhood and government. It includes Hot Wheels, a museum of repeated history, a resurrected 1953 Chevy Bel Air, a bus stop, paintings of humans, a closet of souls on video, many murals, free trees and more. 4335 Thompson Court. Entrance in alley. 4:30-8:30 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Lawn Concert: Dustbowl Revival and free museum admission. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5-8:30 p.m. Free.

Flick Friday: “Annie.” Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 8:45 p.m. Free.

Joy Park free night. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. 4-7:30 p.m. 

For your brain

Immigration & U.S. Imperialism in Latin America, a discussion and analysis. Park Hill UCC, 2600 Leyden St. 6-8 p.m. 

That’s My Jam: “Arrested Development” Trivia. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 6:45-9:45 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves, 5:35 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: MCA Dinner Society: Table 6 with Pioneer WineMuseum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $125.

Brunch with Wes Watkins. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No cover.

Entertainment

Best bet: VeloramaThree days of music, cycling festivities and craft brews from the neighborhood. Main entrance at 29th and Blake. 4-10 p.m. $55-110.

Best bet: Esmé Patterson. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Best bet: HitchCocktails improvised thriller and drinking game. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-7 p.m. $10.

Best bet: Wet Hot American Summer” Movie Party. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 5 p.m. $13.

“On Your Feet!” The Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-115.

“Cry-Baby: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Charles Esten. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $39.50-59.50.

Railroad Earth. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $50-75.

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Bear Grillz. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-.75-25.75.

Zoso. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

The Nuns of Brixton Velorama Afterparty. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Fed Rez. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Amen Dunes. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $15-17.

Allout Helter 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Boogie Mammoth. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

2018 Burlesque Golden Legends Champion Challenge. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Charlie Hunter Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15-30.

Pretty Mouth album release. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. Free.

Television Generation. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Bellhoss. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Wonderlic. Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St. 3-6 p.m. Free.

Midnight Madness: “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Goats in RiNo: “Big” and “Ferdinand.” Because why not watch a movie outdoors with goats? LFX Filmworks and Eventspace, 1701 31st St. 6 p.m. $12.

Art

Best bet: Warm Cookies of the Revolution presents: “This Machine has a Soul.” An art installation that explores creative responses to obstacles that residents face while navigating their home, neighborhood and government. It includes Hot Wheels, a museum of repeated history, a resurrected 1953 Chevy Bel Air, a bus stop, paintings of humans, a closet of souls on video, many murals, free trees and more. 4335 Thompson Court. Entrance in alley. 2-7 p.m.

Long Pose Life Drawing/Painting. Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St. 5-8 p.m. $7.

Artist Demonstration: Mixed-Media Abstraction. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 1-4 p.m. Free with museum admission.

For families

Best bet: “Space Jam” Cereal Party. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10:30 a.m. $12.50.

Concert on The Green: Hazel Miller Band. Founders. Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Move in the Park: “Back to the Future.” BYO chairs, blankets, snacks. Platt Park, 1501 S. Logan St. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free.

Green Valley Ranch Movie Night: “Beauty and The Beast” (1991). Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater, 4890 Argonne Way. 8-10 p.m. Free.

Dog Days of Summer. Pet adoptions with Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue, local pet portrait artist Tif Choate, doggy pools, pet shops and more. Sweet Cooie’s, 3506 E. 12th Ave. 1-3 p.m.

For a cause

AIDS Walk Colorado: Festival for Life & 5K Walk/Run. Cheesman Park. 8 a.m. 

5K Pajama Jog. Proceeds go toward buying sleeping bags for Colorado’s homeless. City Park. 8 a.m. $25-35.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves, 5:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Tacolandia. Tacos from 36 restaurants, plus drinks, live music and a car show. Civic Center Park. 4-7 p.m. 

Downtown Brunch. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $30.

Brunch with Wes Watkins. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No cover.

Entertainment

Best bet: VeloramaThree days of music, cycling festivities and craft brews from the neighborhood. Main entrance at 29th and Blake. 4-10 p.m. $10-110.

Best bet: High Plains Comedy Festival presents Chris Charpentier live album recording. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $10.

“On Your Feet!” The Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-115.

The Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $39.95-99.50.

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5:45 p.m. $74-250.

Zac Clark. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Jocelyn & Chris Ardnt. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

The Shacks Velorama Afterparty. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Lil Baby. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $29.50-35.

Batushka. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Rich Perry with The Rico Jones Quartet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $12-20.

Hair of the Dog Comedy Showcase.The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. 2:30-4 p.m.

Art

Best bet: Warm Cookies of the Revolution presents: “This Machine has a Soul.” An art installation that explores creative responses to obstacles that residents face while navigating their home, neighborhood and government. It includes Hot Wheels, a museum of repeated history, a resurrected 1953 Chevy Bel Air, a bus stop, paintings of humans, a closet of souls on video, many murals, free trees and more. 4335 Thompson Court. Entrance in alley. 2-7 p.m.

For your brain

Riverside Cemetery tour. Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St. 10-11 a.m. Free.

Civic Center Park public art and history tour. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 10-11:30 a.m. Free.

For a cause

Race for Research. Proceeds from the race will go to cancer research and related service programs in Colorado. Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St. 9 a.m. $30-105.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves, 11:35 a.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles FC, 8 p.m.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a link to Meetups near Denver. Or you might try MileHighOnTheCheap.com‘s calendar.